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PDFWAC 246-817-650

Safe injection and sharps safety.

(1) A practitioner shall follow the CDC Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, March 2016, guidelines for safe injection practices in dental settings.
(2) A practitioner shall use either a one-handed scoop technique or mechanical device designed for holding the needle cap when recapping needles. A practitioner shall not recap used needles by using both hands or any other technique that involves directing the point of a needle toward any part of the body.
(3) A practitioner shall place used disposable syringes and needles, scalpel blades, and other sharp items in appropriate puncture-resistant containers in each operatory.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002 and 18.32.0365. WSR 21-01-214, ยง 246-817-650, filed 12/23/20, effective 1/23/21.]
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